New Decade Open Thread.

1 01 2020

Guest post by Puggg

I figure I owe you one.

Something just occurred to me.  I was alive in the 1970s, and the 1980s, and the 1990s, and the 2000s, and the 2010s, and now the 2020s.


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1 01 2020
Puggg
1 01 2020
countenance

Mini-riot in Frankfurt overnight involving fireworks attacks on first responders. In the last two months, direct personal violence against uniformed first responders in this country has dramatically spiked. There were also smaller overnight incidents in Hamburg and Leipzig. Which tells me this is a mashup of mystery meat and Antifa, as the perps.

The news from here in The Region from overnight which is getting the most international play (I see even in the P-D) is the Krefeld Zoo fire, which was probably started by either personal fireworks or the city’s official fireworks celebration.

1 01 2020
countenance

Tomorrow, the future Frau. and I get down to work on planning our wedding and honeymoon, and, since Official Germany reopens tomorrow, in terms of public offices, we’ll get the bureaucratic paperwork we need started.

Bureaucratically speaking, getting married in Germany is a little more complicated than in the United States, surprise surprise. And that’s assuming both parties are Germans. Since, in our case, one of the parties is a foreigner, it will be even more complicated.

And that’s just to get the Heiratsurkunde. Then we have to plan the actual wedding and then the honeymoon.

Like I said about a week and a half ago, at first, you’re getting married, YAY! And then, you’re getting married, egadz, there’s a hell of a lot of work to do.

1 01 2020
Alright Dan

“there’s a hell of a lot of work to do”

Been there, done that.

1 01 2020
2 01 2020
countenance

Krefeld Zoo update.

Turns out it was three broads floating around Chinese lanterns (sky lanterns), they must have floated awry, and landed in the zoo’s primate enclosure.

Tragedies like these are way more likely to happen here than in the United States, because of the closely packed in nature of cities. That, and the Krefeld Zoo is rather small, and German animal rights groups have noted their long standing criticism of it and many small-type zoos for not giving animals enough space. Then again, here, space comes at a premium.

To put it another way, it is highly unlikely that what happened in Krefeld could happen at the St. Louis Zoo, ceteris paribus.

2 01 2020
2 01 2020
Puggg

So it looks like Mops in German means pug. Funny, I’ve seen dogs that look like mops, but the pug isn’t one of them.

3 01 2020
countenance

Möpse is the plural.

Interesting is that this town is one berg north of Rottweil. The Rottweiler was bred there, of course, mainly as protection for butchers and their product, and light wagon pulling duty. In German, “Rottweiler” could mean the dog, but it’s also the adjective-demonym for Rottweil, so it also refers to a person or thing of the city. So the Germans more often refer to the dog as Metzgerhund, “butcher dog.”

2 01 2020
Puggg

Wait does this mean in German I would be Mopsss?

2 01 2020
Alex the Goon

I think you’d be Mopßs or Mopsß.

2 01 2020
Puggg

Now up to 7 and 15. Already 7 homicides in the city just two days into the year.

https://www.kmov.com/news/shot—fatally—as-st-louis-violence/article_d707a276-2da8-11ea-bd70-b36922ed8f16.html

3 01 2020
David In TN

I was alive in the 1950s. I have childhood memories of summer vacation trips to Detroit one year, Florida the next. Some of you would be amazed at what America looked like if you went back in time.

6 01 2020
Hard Right

I’m amazed every single fucking day.

What happened to my country?

6 01 2020
Hard Right

AntiFashGordon accused of raycism and predatory behaviour by nigger tranny housemate

https://www.thepostmillennial.com/notorious-antifa-doxing-activist-accused-of-racism-and-predatory-behavior/

One of Twitter’s most prominent antifa doxing activists has been accused of blackmail, racism and engaging in predatory behaviour toward underage girls, according to a Medium post made by an alleged former housemate. Additionally, the allegations have brought renewed scrutiny to the “cyber warrior’s” rise to antifa stardom.

The anonymous author writes: “I’m here because I’m a young, Black, transgender activist delivering a warning to organizers once again after having been psychologically manipulated by an egotistical and power-abusing person who has a pattern of inappropriate behaviour on- and off-line.”

7 01 2020
countenance

The part that got me was “white savior.”

8 01 2020
Hard Right

Paul Krugman Says Hacker Downloaded ‘Child Pornography’ Using His IP Address

https://www.mediaite.com/print/nyts-paul-krugman-says-hacker-downloaded-child-pornography-using-his-ip-address/

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman claimed on Twitter Wednesday that a hacker is attempting to use his IP address to “download child pornography.”

UPDATE: Krugman followed up on his original tweet to vaguely explain that “The Times is now on the case.” He provided no further details.

SECOND UPDATE: Krugman has now deleted his original tweet and said he may have been temporarily fooled by a common Internet scam.

Nobel laureate….

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